What's In This Blog

I created this blog for my journal. I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In this blog I keep many of the things I come across as a member of the church. I also share my experiences on the ACE Train and getting to work, my experiences in Manteca where we have lived for three years, and other things I think are noticeable.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

October 2004: Stevens Creek Party; Birthdays

October presents with three birthdays, including Charity Nov. 1; and Halloween activities.  The party at the ward (Stevens Creek) was documented by our camera.
Vern as a pirate

Caleb as Jedi Knight

Moriah as Dorothy

Mark as Sailor, Jeremy as Pirate

Kaylee as the Lion

Charity the maid

Jeremy, Tyler Gardner, Alex Struck
A hearty song

Caleb, Natalia

Charity, Jeremy, Caleb

Caleb, Charity and Pati

Natalia turned19, first year at West Valley
The next day Jeremy turned 16
And a couple weeks later Charity turned 14.

Anthony's Primary Lesson, and Friend Jesse

Anthony's Friend from San Jose came for the weekend.  I had mentioned to a friend that I would post pictures from a trip to the park, but I forgot to take the camera.  So here our some pictures from home.  Jesse is now into "Thomas."  He turns three next month.  He was also into Popsicles, and we have a few stains to prove it.
Tony was singing a song he learned in primary so I asked if I could record him.  It is "The Wiseman Built His House Upon a Rock."  He then told me a story about how his primary teacher, Sister Williams, brought water and sand to class, and showed how the sand washes away.  They then played a came of making right choices and wrong choices; wrong choices are like being washed awayanding, and right choices are strong.  Tony said he made the right choice. 

Saturday, September 29, 2012

TV Review: ****^Doctor Who Season Four

Doctor Who Season Four, including “The End of Time”:  I again watched this season on Netflix Instant.  For some reason the last two episodes of this series are not with the rest of the series, but they are on Netflix Instant.  This season has Donna Noble, portrayed by Catherine Tate, as the regular side-kick to The Doctor, David Tenant.  Much of the series deals with how she became the sidekick even though she is just a “regular person.”  However in a later episode we are introduced to Doctor Donna, in which she is melded with the Doctor and takes on his intelligence combined with human instinct.  Episodes that stood out this season are:  "Silence in the Library/Forests of the Dead" in which the shadows are not shadows but creatures that devour anything with meat.  In this episode The Doctor meets his future wife.  We learn the dark is not always just dark and it is important to count your shadows.  "Midnight" in which a creature takes over The Doctor’s speech, and starts saying things before he does.  This is just creepy.  There is a series with all the old side-kicks as well as a few others, who must find the Earth which has been stolen by the Daleks.  "The Stolen Earth/Journey's End"  is a two-part series in which the Earth with several other planets have been put out of sync with time and thus hidden.  The Daleks are using the stolen planets to create a reality bomb and destroy all universes.  This is the episode where Donna saves the day.  There is also created a human Doctor in the same process that melded Donna with the Doctor.  This Doctor is given to Rose to take care of.  “The Next Doctor:” in this episode The Doctor is traveling alone and meets a character in old London who thinks he is The Doctor.  This is a fugue state on his part, and he knows of the Doctor from information tubes the Cyber-men have.  He has made a TARDIS from an air balloon, which in the end the real Doctor uses to save the day.  And finally in “The End of Time” the Doctor is again pitted against The Master in a battle for Earth.  This time the Time Lords are using him to make a return, destroying Earth. This season we also met the Ood, the Doctor's Daughter, and Agatha Christie.  Great fun.

Ace Train 27: Stadiums, Extra Train

49ers Stadium

Site for Earthquakes Stadium

The 49er stadium continues to go up.  It is amazing how fast four big cranes can work.  Now I have another stadium to watch, as the Earthquake Stadium will be in San Jose, close to Santa Clara Station.
Ace Train is adding a new later train in both the morning and p.m.  The drawback, they are removing a car from the train I take in the morning, so it will be more crowded.